The gift of healing is the ability to improve or restore health – in body, mind, heart, and/or soul – by Spirit-given means.
Jesus, Peter, Paul
People with this gift can
- Bring healing in Spirit-given ways through prayer, touch, teaching, etc.
- Detect and connect with energies, forces, spirits that others cannot.
- Bring comfort and healing to others in ways that traditional means cannot.
- Always make full use of traditional and other alternative medical services. Never use this gift to take the place of traditional medical services.
- Spirit-given healing is part of many cultures, religions and practices. Those with this gift can learn from them but also need to be cautious not to lose their Christian roots.
- May raise false hopes; create unrealistic expectations.
- Sickness and death are not an indication of inadequate faith, nor of God’s punishment or failure to respond and protect.
- Trusts in God
Tips for nurturing this gift
- Connect with others who share this gift for support, accountability, and training.
- Have an above average knowledge of the healing stories in the Bible.
- Keep a record of requests for healing and outcomes.
Counselling, prayer team, healing ministry, …
Not to be confused with the responsibility of all Christians to …
Expect God’s blessing
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